Parents making arrangements for students without school Wednesday

Updated: 03/11/2014 11:16 PM
Created: 03/11/2014 10:33 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

With all these school districts closed Wednesday that means a lot of kids will be spending the day at home.

While many people are thinking about how to cope with this winter storm, for scores of parents, it has been an evening of making plans and arrangement for kids off from school in the middle of the week.

Jen Shaffer said, “Everybody panics. Who's going to take care of the kids, what are we going to do. There's no snow on the ground.”

That was the conversation in the Shaffer household after a text message and two phone calls went out letting Jen Shaffer and her husband know that the Pittsford Schools would be closed Wednesday. She says both she and her husband panic whenever they get that call from their children's elementary school.

Shaffer said, “I have to work, my husband has to work. Neither one of us can call in. Fortunately we have a neighbor who's going to help out.”

Robert Fraser will be off Wednesday, but likes the fact that parents got more notice than usual.

Robert Fraser said, “I think the earlier schools can let students know and parents know that school is going to be canceled, the better.”

Steve Chatterton said, “There's a lot of thought that goes into it, it's not something we take lightly.”

Steve Chatterton is the Director of Safety for the Greece Central School District. Greece was one of the first district's to close schools on Wednesday.

Chatterton said, “The forecast for tomorrow morning may not be terrible. From what we understand it is going to be bad by mid-morning. We're worried more about it. It allows parents to arrange daycare if they have to work.”

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